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Guitar tab performance instructions

Snake, Vibrato is often represented by a <bracket> direction element with a line-type="wavy" attribute. Instructions such as "palm mute" or "let ring" are often handled by combining <direction-type> elements containing successive <word> and <bracket> elements that toget...
by Joe Berkovitz
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:18 pm
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: Guitar tab performance instructions
Replies: 16
Views: 19707

Re: MusicXML 3.0 symbols missing from SMuFL 0.4

I have encoded the above pre-composed dynamics in the dynamics range, somewhat against my better judgement ;^) This is a good idea, actually. I think we've already agreed not to absolutely rely on ligatures to supply "essentials" of musical typography. The proper tailoring of these precomposed dyna...
by Joe Berkovitz
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:46 am
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: MusicXML 3.0 symbols missing from SMuFL 0.4
Replies: 4
Views: 3717

Re: Repeat chord names marked with a slash?

To add a data point from my jazz experience, slashes in a run of chords are indeed a common idiom, not just a "scrawl on paper" thing. As Scott says, this is usually found in single-staff fake book charts where the body of the staff is used for a tune's melody, to be read by a singer or melodic inst...
by Joe Berkovitz
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:50 pm
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: Repeat chord names marked with a slash?
Replies: 37
Views: 21820

Re: default-x and opposed noteheads in chords

My perspective on this issue, which some might understandably disagree, is that default-x amounts to a sophisticated set of hints as to the engraving and layout decisions made in the original document. That is what they are: hints, not exact positional specifications. In the end, one usually will ne...
by Joe Berkovitz
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:12 am
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: default-x and opposed noteheads in chords
Replies: 9
Views: 4660

Re: <voice> element within the <forward> element

For exactly the reasons you gave, I have found that <voice> within <forward> serves no useful purpose. In any case it is optional and is omitted by most exporting programs, and one must make one's way with whatever fragments of a voice are found to occur in a measure, in whatever order. That's the r...
by Joe Berkovitz
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:53 am
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: <voice> element within the <forward> element
Replies: 2
Views: 1833

Re: Ties, endings, and repeats

Excellent example, Frank. I think it's very clear, anyway. This case is also very frequently found at the start of a coda. One could try to resolve such cases by taking note that there is a musical form discontinuity between the two measures, hence such a tie can only be interpreted as two separate,...
by Joe Berkovitz
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:56 pm
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: Ties, endings, and repeats
Replies: 10
Views: 5952

Re: Ties, endings, and repeats

Hi Joe, I understand your point about not distinguishing the two cases based on graphics. But I think we can distinguish the two cases via the tie element. An incoming single-ended tie after a repeat has a <tie type="stop"/> element; an outgoing single-ended tie before a repeat has a <tie type="sta...
by Joe Berkovitz
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:54 pm
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: Ties, endings, and repeats
Replies: 10
Views: 5952

Re: Ties, endings, and repeats

For appearance, probably the best way to do this in MusicXML 3.0 is to specify two tied elements on the note: one with type="start", one with type="stop". This specifies that the tie graphically is just associated with a single note. You can specify full positioning of both the start and stop points...
by Joe Berkovitz
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:21 pm
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: Ties, endings, and repeats
Replies: 10
Views: 5952

Re: Ties, endings, and repeats

Frank, This is a point that has come up before as a sideline to another discussion. Please see the thread in the archives titled "Order of number-based elements" (11/8/2012). In the absence of a clear spec on how to deal with this, a number of encoding practices seem to be current: - an outgoing tie...
by Joe Berkovitz
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:17 am
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: Ties, endings, and repeats
Replies: 10
Views: 5952

Re: MusicXML Documentation

Hi Mark, Thanks for your work on this. The site is a very helpful move towards a comprehensive online reference with visual examples, which has been badly needed. The site is already much more useful than the raw XSD. I've already written at length on the list of the need for a true specification, a...
by Joe Berkovitz
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:17 am
 
Forum: MusicXML- FORUM HAS MOVED
Topic: MusicXML Documentation
Replies: 10
Views: 5642
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